Americans with Disabilities Act Grievance Procedure

This Grievance Procedure is established in accordance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by the following courts:

  • Supreme Court of California
  • Court of Appeal, First Appellate District
  • Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District
  • Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District
  • Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District
  • Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District
  • Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District

1. The complaint should be in writing and contain the complainant’s name, address, and phone number, as well as a detailed description of the incident or condition, and the location, date, and time of any incident. Upon request to the respective court's ADA Coordinator (contact information provided below) complaints may be filed in another format, such as in person or by telephone, that accommodates the complainant.

2. The complaint should be submitted by the complainant and/or his/her designee as soon as possible, but no later than 60 calendar days after the incident occurred, to the respective court’s ADA Coordinator:

Court ADA Coordinator Contact
Supreme Court of California ATTN: ADA Coordinator
Supreme Court of California
350 McAllister Street, Room 1295
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 865-7000
S.C.-ADA-Public@jud.ca.gov
Court of Appeal, First Appellate District ATTN: ADA Coordinator
Court of Appeal, First Appellate District
350 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 865-7300
First.District@jud.ca.gov
Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District ATTN: Deborah Lee, ADA Coordinator
Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District
300 South Spring Street, Room 2217
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Telephone: (213) 830-7114
2DCA.ADA@jud.ca.gov
Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District ATTN: ADA Coordinator
Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District
914 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
Telephone: (916) 654-0209
3DCA-ADA-Public@jud.ca.gov
Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District

ATTN: ADA Coordinator
Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division One
750 B Street, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619) 744-0760
4dca1ADACoordinator@jud.ca.gov

ATTN: ADA Coordinator
Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Two
3389 Twelfth Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Telephone: (951) 782-2500
4dca2ADACoordinator@jud.ca.gov

ATTN: ADA Coordinator
Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Three
601 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Telephone: (714) 571-2600
4dca3ADACoordinator@jud.ca.gov

Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District ATTN: ADA Coordinator
Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District
2424 Ventura Street
Fresno, CA 93721
Telephone: (559) 445-5491
5DCA-ADA-Public@jud.ca.gov
Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District

ATTN: ADA Coordinator
Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District
333 W. Santa Clara Street, Suite 1060
San Jose, CA 95113
Telephone: 408-277-1004
Sixth.District@jud.ca.gov

3. Upon receipt of a complaint, the ADA Coordinator or designee will investigate the complaint. The ADA Coordinator may, at his or her discretion, discuss the complaint or possible resolution of the complaint with the complainant, or seek additional information from the complainant. The complainant’s failure to respond to a request for additional information may be deemed an abandonment of the complaint. The ADA Coordinator or designee may, in his/her discretion, seek assistance from other sources in responding to the complaint.

4. Within a reasonable timeframe of receiving the complaint, the ADA Coordinator or designee will respond in writing to the complainant. The response will explain the position of the respective court, and if applicable, offer options for resolution of the complaint. Upon request to the ADA Coordinator, responses may be presented in another format, such as in person or by telephone, that accommodates the complainant. If more than 30 days is required to respond to the complaint, the ADA Coordinator will promptly notify the complainant of the expected date that a written response will be provided.

5. If the complainant and/or designee is dissatisfied with the response by the ADA Coordinator or designee, the complainant may request reconsideration of the response within 20 calendar days after the date of the response.

6. Requests for reconsideration should be in writing, and include the complainant’s name, address, and phone number, a copy of the original complaint, a copy of the respective court’s response, and a description of issues for reconsideration. Upon request to the ADA Coordinator, requests for reconsideration may be filed in another format, such as in person or by telephone, that accommodates the complainant. Requests for reconsideration must be submitted to:

Court Contact
Supreme Court of California ATTN: ADA Administrator
Supreme Court of California
350 McAllister Street, Room 1295
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 865-7000
S.C.-ADA-Public@jud.ca.gov
Court of Appeal, First Appellate District ATTN: ADA Administrator
Court of Appeal, First Appellate District
350 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 865-7300
First.District@jud.ca.gov
Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District ATTN: Daniel P. Potter, Clerk/Executive Officer
Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District
300 South Spring Street, Room 2217
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Telephone: (213) 830-7110
2DCA.ADA@jud.ca.gov
Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District ATTN: ADA Administrator
Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District
914 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
Telephone: (916) 654-0209
3DCA-ADA-Public@jud.ca.gov
Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District

ATTN: ADA Administrator
Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division One
750 B Street, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619) 744-0760
4dca1ADAAdministrator@jud.ca.gov

ATTN: ADA Administrator
Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Two
3389 Twelfth Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Telephone: (951) 782-2500
4dca2ADAAdministrator@jud.ca.gov

ATTN: ADA Coordinator
Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Three
601 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Telephone: (714) 571-2600
4dca3ADACoordinator@jud.ca.gov

Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District ATTN: ADA Administrator
Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District
2424 Ventura Street
Fresno, CA 93721
Telephone: (559) 445-5491
5DCA-ADA-Public@jud.ca.gov
Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District

ATTN: ADA Administrator  
Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District
333 W. Santa Clara Street, Suite 1060
San Jose, CA 95113
Telephone: 408-277-1004
Sixth.District@jud.ca.gov

7. The ADA Administrator will review the initial complaint, written response of the ADA Coordinator or designee, and the request for reconsideration, and may at his or her discretion, discuss the complaint or possible resolution of the request for reconsideration with the complainant, or seek additional information from the complainant. The complainant’s failure to respond to a request for additional information may be deemed an abandonment of the request for reconsideration. The ADA Administrator or designee may, in his/her discretion, seek assistance from other sources in responding to the request for reconsideration.

8. Within 30 calendar days of receiving the request for reconsideration, the ADA Administrator will respond in writing to the complainant with a final resolution of the complaint. Upon request to the ADA Administrator, the response may be presented in another format, such as in person or by telephone, that accommodates the complainant. If more than 30 days is required to respond to the request for reconsideration, the ADA Administrator will promptly notify the complainant of the expected date that a written response will be provided.

9. All written complaints, requests for reconsideration, and responses will be retained by the court for at least three years.
This Grievance Procedure is not intended to resolve employment-related complaints of disability discrimination or harassment. Each court has an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy; Policy Against Harassment; and/or Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Complaint Resolution Policy govern employment-related complaints.